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Ray Villareal

Author, Teacher Trainer
Ray Villareal is an award-winning author of numerous young adult novels, including Don’t Call Me Hero and On the Other Side of the Bridge. He graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BA in Education and a Master of Liberal Arts. He has almost forty years of experience working as a classroom teacher, an instructional reading/language arts coach, and a university instructor. Through his workshop, A Meat & Potatoes Approach to Teaching Writing, which he developed, Ray has trained thousands of teachers on how to teach writing. He has presented at the National Council of Teachers of English, the Arizona English Teachers Association, the Texas Librarians Association, the Region I Librarians Conference, the Duval County Public Schools Literacy Expo, the Sanibel Leadership Conference, the Region 5 ESC Librarians Conference, and the TexTESOL V Conference. Additionally, Ray makes author visits at schools and book festivals across the country to promote reading and writing.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, February 8

9:30am MST